THE LEADER IN ME

We are happy to introduce the Leader in Me program  that the school has adopted to help enhance your child’s learning process; it is an International Personal Leadership Program for children, based on the book by Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This program helps your child learn and develop leadership skills in all of his or her surroundings. Over the course of these next few years, Boston School International aims to establish itself as the first Lighthouse School in Panama. For this reason, we request all of your support and cooperation to make this learning experience a successful one.

HABIT 1— BE PROACTIVE –YOU’RE IN CHARGE

I am a responsible person, I take initiative, and I am capable of choosing my actions, attitudes, and moods; therefore, I do not blame others for my wrong actions.

HABIT 2— BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND – HAVE A PLAN

I plan ahead and set goals, for I intend to do things that have meaning and make a difference, so that I can be an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision; I look for ways to be a good citizen.

HABIT 3— PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST –WORK FIRST, THEN PLAY

I set priorities, and I establish a schedule so that I can follow my plan accordingly in order to spend time on things that are important.

HABIT 4— THINK WIN-WIN –EVERYONE CAN WIN

I think about the results I want, and the results others want, so that we can find the most suitable solution to us both. I also make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts, and when conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

HABIT 5— SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD –LISTEN BEFORE YOU TALK

I am an emphatic listener, and I play attention to people’s ideas and feelings, for I try to see things from their viewpoints. However, I am also confident in voicing my ideas and opinions, and I look at people in the eyes when I speak.

HABIT 6— SYNERGIZE –TOGETHER IS BETTER

I get along well with others, and I work well in groups; I seek cooperation and help from other, in order to find suitable solutions to any issues, for I value their strengths and opinions.

HABIT 7— SHARPEN THE SAW –BALANCE FEELS BEST

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and establishing a healthy sleeping pattern. I also spend time with family and friends, and I find meaningful ways to help others.

We encourage the reinforcement of the program at home, you can download this Parent’s Guide  for more information. For further details, you can visit www.theleaderinme.org

Sincerely,

The Lighthouse Team

Boston School International